Xanae a longtime contributor to Curse.com posted a comment to the news earlier today where we told you about the new patch that was deployed today. Xanae's comment list all undocumented changes that has been discovered in the recent patch and some of the things unveiled are major improvements and I'm surprised they were forgotten to be included in the official patch notes.
The biggest undocumented change is that party members now appear on the zone map. This is a great enhanchement and it'll be a pleasant surprise for all those of you that are about to form a group and discover your group members show up on the mini map!
Full list of discovered undocumented changes
- Party members now show on zone maps
- Bugged resources have been sorted
- 'Fire Lance' combo, lower stam cost, lower combo entry, alot less damage. its more a filler combo than a one hitter now.
- Horse moves at correct speed
- You no longer fall through the Guild City gates
- Hair still sticks through your helmet but is now the right color rather then blonde.
- Guardians "Over-reach" ability has been stealth nerfed/Fixed.
- Lower xp per lvl confirmed
- Can now properly stack trade skill resources
- Less foliage everywhere
- Guard AI greatly improved.
- Summon to Instance is now enabled.
- 'Crouch' ability added, allowing you to slowly move through others.
- 'Ambience' sound slider in Audio Options removed.
Thanks to Xanae.
Many will probably think "finally" about the addition of party members showing up on the minimap. I agree, I thought "great" instead, though. Seeing the ambience sound slider removed in the Audio Options has to be a bug though, unless the ambience sound is gone alltogether. Many of us (me included) dislike ambience and want to be able to disable it.
Guards use to be very annoyingly stupid at times, so I always assumed they were born that way or somehow came from the stoneage and ended up in Hyboria. Funcom probably shared my concerns regarding them and that is why they are much smarter as of this patch. Good stuff.
Doing a lot of dungeons? Well, you can now summon party members to the instance, this is great news and reduces waiting for others by a fair margin. More time to spend on having fun instead of rolling your thumbs.
Adding all these undocumented changes to the patch notes posted earlier today makes it a quite impressive list of changes and additions. Don't you agree dear reader? Obviously, there's always going to be space for improvement, but so far, so good.